Three great collectors

Joseph Banks, botany, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus,

Coming up at the British Museum on July 23, a gallery talk about Hans Sloane, Joseph Banks and Charles Townley, given by independent speaker Margaret O’Brien. Where else, but in Room 1 Enlightenment.

via britishmuseum.org

But before that, this coming Sunday, June 12, the Sir Joseph Banks Tribute Garden in Horncastle is welcoming visitors as part of the National Gardens Scheme. The garden is located behind the Sir Joseph Banks Society building in Bridge Street and features 70 different species of plants – many collected on Banks’ voyage with Captain Cook on the HMB Endeavour.

via horncastlenews.co.uk

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